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GECCO is an international collaboration that focuses on the identification and characterization of genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer (CRC). This cooperative effort involves researchers from North America, Australia, and Europe. To date, we have gathered data from approximately 40,000 participants from 36 different studies.
We aim to accelerate the discovery of CRC-related variants by replicating and characterizing genome-wide association study (GWAS) findings, and by conducting large-scale analyses of existing and newly generated GWAS data. Additionally, the consortium is investigating interactions between genetic variants and established epidemiologic risk factors for CRC.
We are able to study the impact of common and rare genetic variants across the entire genome by performing whole genome sequencing and genotyping. The large amount of data that GECCO has collected for CRC allows for investigation into survival and risk modeling as well. GECCO is now aiming to broaden its investigation of colorectal cancer risk by examining tumor characteristics in concert with host characteristics.
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The Coordinating Center is located at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. For questions about GECCO please contact the principal investigator, Ulrike Peters :
Ulrike (Riki) Peters, PhD, MPH
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Research Professor, University of Washington
1100 Fairview Avenue N, M4-B402
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Phone: (206) 667-2450